Study Guide

A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classic Edition of The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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A 20-page guide is a must-have for any instructor, seasoned veteran, or first year-teacher, using Arthur Miller's The Crucible as an anchor text. The guide begins with extensive background information about Miller and the McCarthy era and includes a summary, discussion questions, engaging activities, and key quotations for each play act.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Begin by having class members journal about a time they or someone they know got caught doing something they shouldn't
  • Next, have writers describe what that person did when caught ( lied, blamed someone else, etc.)
  • Then, hold a full-class discussion and create a list of these responses and post it in the classroom
  • As the discussion of the play progresses, add a character's name next to the response they choose when caught
  • Turn out the lights, turn up the AC, and invite a male faculty member dressed in a black robe to deliver Jonathan Edwards's " Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" sermon to the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires extra prep time to acquire and set up the materials for the stations' activity
  • Activities and discussion questions are provided for all reading levels
  • A station's activity provides background information and introduces scholars to the McCarthy era with videos, audio, images, and short texts
  • Provides links are to materials that may be used at the stations
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